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[Suggestion] Change wording from YOUR towards MY

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by erich37, Aug 7, 2010.

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  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I would suggest to change the wording from "YOUR" towards "MY" on the following:

    - Your Account
    - Your Content
    - Your Notifications
    - Your News Feed
    etc.

    it is much more intuitive when it reads:
    - My Account
    - My Content
    - My Notifications
    - My News Feed
    etc.
     
    Vincent, Nasr, Darkimmortal and 2 others like this.
  2. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    I have this discussion at work every other week. I personally think both are fine
     
  3. James

    James Well-Known Member

    My makes it sound personal. "Your" makes it sound like they're talking to you... though XF is a pretty amazing piece of software that does talk to you ;)
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I'd have neither and just have Account, News Feed, Notifications, etc.

    After all "Watched Threads" isn't "Your Watched Threads" ;)
     
  5. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    that would imply that the notifications are shown to everyone..... I really hate naming options :)
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I think both are fine as well, but my personal preference is "My".
     
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Watched Threads?
     
  8. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Facebook does this with some things: "Profile", "Account", "Account settings".... but then there's "Edit my profile".
     
  9. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    Now that's my kind of consistency :D
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Which is why personally I would just drop all the "your", "my", etc.

    If it doesn't relate to you or your account then just prefix it with something like "all" or "everyone's".
     
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  11. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    I think of it more as the forum is telling you, "Your Content", "Your news feed" ect :)

    I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to customize when it launches to you're liking.
     
  12. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I like "your", it makes sense as you are reading choices that you can make.

    Either way works, though.
     
  13. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Don't you mean my liking? ;)

    :D
     
  14. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It was a conscious decision on our part to use 'your' rather than 'my' throughout XenForo. Most importantly, we do it consistently.

    If you fancy a giggle, look at Facebook's main login/signup page for some serious your/my confusion.
     
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  15. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    I agree with this. I don't think any sort of personal branding is needed.
     
  16. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    yeah, as long as it is used consistently, both work fine. If you start using whatever feels right at the time things get confusing :)
     
  17. Jerry

    Jerry Well-Known Member

    Praise be for phrased language setups .......
     
  18. Liam

    Liam New Member

    i think Your looks better
     
  19. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I would rather have this also.
     
  20. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    yeah, just a few phrases for those that prefer it differently :D

    I would assume anyway
     
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